The Alarm Goes Unheeded
Mary was subdued when she came for her session that day. She took a moment to get comfortable on the couch, then looked at me and said, "I think I'm ready to talk about how the violence started." I nodded. I was pleased. I knew how much courage it had taken for Mary to get to this point. I also knew how critical it was for her further healing.
Mary started very simply: "John was very interested in sound systems. He had subscriptions to various magazines that described the latest in CD players and speakers and all sorts of stuff like that. John would go on and on about how certain German components were the best ever. He said German technology was so much more precise and rendered certain sounds better than any other, especially the Japanese, who might know how to make things cheap but they certainly didn't know how to
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Publication information: Book title: Dangerous Relationships:How to Stop Domestic Violence before It Stops You. Contributors: Noelle Nelson - Author. Publisher: Insight Books. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1997. Page number: 237.